After a relatively tough Melbourne Cup Carnival, most of our stable bounced back with a strong weekend as the Spring racing season draws nearer to a close.
There was no bigger bounce back than that of Melbourne Ratings analyst Trevor Lawson, who recovered from a slow start at Moonee Valley on Friday night to really break the shackles on Saturday at Sandown:
- The Taj Mahal ($3.60) came home better in the Zipping Classic for a winning day
- I’m A Princess ($35.70) pipped favourite Zumbelina close to the line to make it a monster day
After a tough Spring racing period for members there was plenty to smile about at Sandown with over $1,000 profit on the day.
- Valario ($4.20) got the chocolates at the Sunshine Coast
- Classic Jack ($11) made it a winning day at Albany
- Members had a pair of collects on exotics in the same race, hitting the Quinella ($37.30) and Trifecta ($189.90)
It was a weekend of near misses for Cameron O’Brien and Key Bets members, but small outlay and a late winner on Saturday meant no damage was done to the bank.
Cam had no luck in Melbourne with Zumbelina ($4.20, 2nd) getting pipped near the line, but in Perth it was Dark Prospect ($4.80) getting the chocolates.
Members suffered through another second-place finish on Sunday as Tips and Scandals ($3.20 into $2.15) got too far back in the run.
It was a winning day out West for WA Winners members, with Mark Van Triet breaking through for winning day.
Betting into just two races, hitting on Freo ($5.50) in Race 7 was all that was needed to make it a handsome winning day for members.
At Rosehill, it was Newsfan ($2.90 into $1.90) who looked the winner before being pipped by the roughie flashing home out wider right on the line.
Meanwhile at Doomben it was Tawfiq Boy ($3.70), who was held up multiple times in the straight when looking to run on from a winning position, that provided the heartache.
A host of placings put a dampener on the weekend for Barby’s Bets members, with a couple of near misses denying another winning weekend.
- Mr Quickie ($4.80) was strong late in a tough win at Morphettville
- Leggero ($4.20) defied the drift to win at Strathalbyn on Sunday
Near misses on Saturday included Bayou (2nd), Laure Me In (2nd) and Classy Jack (3rd).
Across the ditch and it was a strong weekend for NZ Tips members, with Kiwi Chris looking back to his best:
- Vendima ($10) got the job done in Chris’ only betting race at Riccarton for a winning Saturday
- Diamond Belt ($13) made it a perfect weekend for members at Waverley on Sunday
2 betting races for 2 winners for around $600 profit for the weekend.
UK Racing selections are only released Monday to Friday, but we couldn’t leave them out after another strong week from UK Jack.
4 more winners and 3 runners up from 8 selections, highlighted by Down The Highway ($8.90), saw $800 profit added to the bank across the five betting days.
- Jacksonville (+5.5) blew a 16-0 lead over Pittsburgh but we didn’t mind as they covered the line
- The lack of scoring early from the Steelers and then later from the Jaguars meant the total stayed well under 47 as well
And finally, the High Low juggernaut continued to roll on towards an unbelievable 22nd straight winning month.
After another $370 profit from the weekend and currently sit around the 18% PoT mark in November.
With just over a month remaining in 2018, we’re hoping a strong weekend provides the platform for a big finish to the year as we prepare to launch into 2019.
After a tough Spring, racing returned to Sandown on Saturday and Trev relished the change of scenery, finding 2 winners from 2 betting races for a big day of profit.
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Over $28,000 profit in less than 3 years tells the story.